DWI laws are constantly changing due to the stringent lobbying in the Louisiana Legislature. As a result of these changes, Mr. Champagne is constantly researching and studying the amendments and modifications to protect his client’s best interest.
A 1st or 2nd DWI is a misdemeanor. However, a 3rd or 4th DWI is a felony. In order for the State to get a conviction on a 2nd, 3rd or 4th DWI, it has the burden of proving that the prior convictions were done appropriately under Louisiana Law. If these prior convictions were not proper, then the State cannot use them for enhancement purposes on the new charge. Proper motions and hearings are absolutely necessary to ensure that your Constitutional rights are protected.
Mr. Champagne takes every measure to assure that the State meets its burden.